Air Force Releases 2011-12 Women's Basketball Schedule
Sept. 9, 2011
USAFA, Colo. - Nine non-conference road games, the annual Air Force Classic and a new-look Mountain West slate all highlight the 2011-12 Air Force women's basketball schedule, as announced by head coach Andrea Williams.
"We're excited about this year's schedule," said Williams. "We've upgraded our RPI in our non-conference games, which should help us prepare for the Mountain West season. We've got a lot of road games to start the year--our freshmen will be seasoned by the time we get into conference action."
The Falcons will travel across four time zones in their non-conference slate, beginning with a trip to Tennessee to face Lipscomb (Nov. 11) and UT Martin (Nov. 13) to start the season. Meanwhile, Air Force will host Denver in its home opener on Nov. 17 before heading to the Lone Star State for two more road contests. The Falcons will face Texas Southern on Nov. 19, followed by a game at Texas State on Nov. 21.
While Air Force returns to the Academy for another home game against an in-state foe, hosting Northern Colorado on Nov. 25, the Falcons head out to the East Coast for a match-up against service academy rival Navy on Nov. 28. After their short trip in Annapolis, the Falcons return home for the annual Air Force Classic, Dec. 2-3. Air Force takes on Jackson State on Friday and South Florida on Saturday, while also welcoming Idaho State to the tournament.
The Falcons' last four games of 2011 are all on the road, starting with a trip to the Big Ten's Minnesota on Dec. 7. After a break for final exams, Air Force heads out to the West Coast for a pair of contests in California, facing San Jose State (Dec. 19) and Pacific (Dec. 21). The Falcons wrap up the calendar year against an SEC opponent, visiting Alabama on Dec. 30. Meanwhile, Air Force closes out its non-conference slate with a pair of home games, hosting North Dakota on Jan. 5 and Longwood on Jan. 7.
Air Force opens its 2012 conference schedule on Jan. 11, when it travels to Colorado State, while returning home for its first-ever MWC match-up versus Boise State on Jan. 14. The Falcons visit Wyoming on Jan. 18, followed by back-to-back home games against San Diego State (Jan. 21) and TCU (Jan. 25). Air Force closes out the first half of the Mountain West schedule with a pair of road games, visiting UNLV on Jan. 28 before facing New Mexico in a televised game on Jan. 31.
The Falcons host Colorado State on Feb. 4 to open the second portion of the conference slate, while playing their second televised game of the season at Boise State on Feb. 11. After hosting Wyoming on Feb. 15, the Falcons are on the road for their next two games, visiting San Diego State (Feb. 18) and TCU (Feb. 22), while closing out the regular season with home games versus UNLV (Feb. 25) and New Mexico (Feb. 29).
Air Force will also compete in the MWC Championship from March 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev. The MWC Championship quarterfinals and semifinals will be televised on The Mtn., with the championship televised on NBC Sports Network.